On June 6, 2013 at 5:05 AM Astoria Police responded to a report from the area of 30th and Grand. Neighbors had seen two people, dressed in dark clothing, carrying something heavy down a trail that runs from 29th and Grand to 29th and Marine. They responded to the area and found two neighbors in the area who were confronting the owner of 2963 Marine Drive saying they had seen his son, Blake Buckman, age 30 of Astoria, carrying the boat motor that they were standing around. Blake Buckman, and another subject who police have not yet located, flee out the back of the house up the hill toward Grand. They were gone prior to Police arrival. Police recovered the boat motor and began trying to locate where it had been taken from.
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While no one was physically hurt in the Tuesday fire that destroyed the Pacific Coast Seafood processing plant in Warrenton the company says it continues to look for ways to help those 130 plant employees who will be hurting for a paycheck with the loss of the facility
During the Independence Day holiday weekend, Cannon Beach, Oregon hosts a colorful aerial display unlike most communities.
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Wednesday morning's serious injury crash involving a passenger car and unloaded log truck on Highway 202 just east of Birkenfeld. A woman was transported to a Portland-area hospital for treatment of injuries.
Astoria City Councilor Karen Mellin lauds the Oregon Film Museum and encourages others to visit after she saw it for the first time Sunday. "It was fantastic", said Mellin. The museum is operated by the Clatsop County Historical Society and is a big hit with fans, some of whom spend a considerable amount of time there making their own versions of famous Oregon motion pictures. Google search has confused things a bit though.
The final official results for the May 21 Special District Election have been posted. The results can be viewed online at www.co.clatsop.or.us.
Warrenton lost a major employer Tuesday when Pacific Coast Seafood was destroyed by fire that began late in the morning generating hugh flames and towering columns of thick black smoke from the site on the Skipanon waterway. Crews from Warrenton fire were first on the scene and were joined by Astoria firefighters and crews from Gearhart, Lewis and Clark, Seaside and Olney Walluski. In all 55 personnel and 15 vehicles were involved. No one suffered injury.
Oregon's governor and legislative leaders met for three hours but have not reached a compromise on the state budget. In a joint statement, Gov. John Kitzhaber and top legislators from both parties said the discussion Monday was "productive and ongoing. They agreed to meet again this morning.
The City will host three Neighborhood Meetings for the Astoria Transportation System Plan (TSP)Update to provide an opportunity for community members to learn about the TSP update and give feedback aboutthe project
The Astoria City Council approved a contract for grant management for the renovation of the Astoria Senior Center, approved a consultant contract to oversee the process of remodeling the Astor Public library, and approved the city budget for the next fiscal year.
The City of Portland says it can't delay complying with public health requirements any longer, so it's moving forward with a plan to cover up city reservoirs.